Transportation Infrastructure


  • JetBlue resumes flights at New York, Boston airports Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    Jan 7- JetBlue Airways on Tuesday said it resumed departures from New York and Boston after shutting down operations in those cities on Monday as cold weather hobbled its network.

  • TRIPOLI, Jan 7- Output at Libya's El-Sharara oilfield rose more on Tuesday to over two thirds of full capacity and a pipeline shipping condensate- very light crude- to a western port reopened, marking progress in government efforts to rebuild vital exports.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 30- A tropical cyclone intensifying off northwestern Australia was on course to sweep across some of the world's largest iron ore mines after causing giant shipping ports to close. The most-traded iron ore futures May contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange rose to a session high of 920 yuan, a level last seen on Dec. 17.

  • LONDON, Dec 23- The Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad has received substantial imports of Iraqi crude oil from an Egyptian port in the last nine months, shipping and payments documents show, part of an under-the-radar trade that has kept his military running despite Western sanctions.

  • SANAA, Dec 23- Yemen shut its international airports on Monday after workers at its civil aviation authority went on strike, officials at the transport ministry and airports said. Officials at Sanaa, Aden and Mukalla airports confirmed the shutdown. Chaos hit the Sanaa and Aden airports with stranded passengers asked to return home, witnesses said.

  • SANAA, Dec 23- Yemen shut its international airports on Monday after workers at its civil aviation authority went on strike, officials at the transport ministry and airports said. The strike was due to a dispute with the finance ministry over the independence of the civil aviation authority, an official at the transport ministry said.

  • LONDON, Dec 17- Britain should consider building a new runway at one of London's two biggest airports- Heathrow and Gatwick- to address a capacity crunch that economists suggest could slow economic growth, a government advisory body said on Tuesday.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Dec 16- Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP filed an application with Canadian regulators on Monday to nearly treble the capacity of its Trans Mountain crude oil pipeline to 890,000 barrels per day.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- The Republican co-author of a rare bipartisan budget deal in Congress defended the agreement from opposition in his own party on Sunday as an asset that could help Republicans capture the Senate next year and the White House in 2016..

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 13- Dan Richard is determined to keep California's plan for building an 800- mile high-speed rail system on track despite two recent court rulings against it and rising criticism of the effort.

  • Metro-North resumes service amid safety concerns Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    People wear Santa hats as they stand beneath the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

    Travel headlines for Wednesday include updates on the Metro-North derailment investigation and NYC's gridlock alert.

  • KISMAYU, Somalia, Dec 4- Al Qaeda- linked militants, drug smugglers and shadowy criminal networks stand in the way of the Somali federal government's hopes of hiring a foreign firm to manage the lucrative but run-down southern port of Kismayu.

  • Kenya starts work on $650 million airport expansion Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    NAIROBI, Dec 3- Kenya began work on a $653 million expansion of the capital's main airport on Tuesday, the second large-scale infrastructure project it has launched in a week aimed at boosting trade and cementing its status as a regional commercial hub.

  • Motorists have preferred to use Spain's free national highways during the recession so traffic on the toll roads has fallen nearly 40 percent in the 5- year economic slump. Builders, including Ferrovial, Abertis, OHL, ACS, FCC and Acciona, created joint ventures to win concessions from the government to build the toll roads during Spain's boom years.

  • Railcar derailment sparks mass exodus in N. Ohio Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 9:55 AM ET

    Officials believe a derailment at a northern Ohio rail yard damaged a railcar and leaked flammable liquid that led to evacuations.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 22- Brazil opened two of its busiest airports to private investors on Friday, awarding $9 billion worth of contracts in a hotly contested auction as the country overhauls crowded terminals ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 22- Brazil opened two of its busiest airports to private investors on Friday, awarding $9 billion worth of concessions in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte in a push to overhaul the country's crowded terminals.

  • *Many European, Asian firms express interest in Indonesia's airports. JAKARTA, Nov 21- Indonesia's need for more and better airports is drawing strong interest from foreign transport and construction companies, hungry for a slice of the action in one of world's the fastest growing markets for air travel.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Nov 14- U.S. railroads on Thursday urged regulators to improve safety standards for tank cars carrying flammable liquids, following a spate of accidents in the booming crude-by-rail industry.

  • Nov 12- The deal American Airlines and U.S. Airways Group struck to sell gate slots at half a dozen airports in exchange for government clearance for a merger could lift a cloud that has hung over a popular corner of the municipal bond market since late summer.

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